Xcèntric: The hieroglyphic of movement
Museum's films: the Pompidou Collection
Sunday December 9, 2012, 18:30h
Xcèntric CCCB, Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona
At the request of Xcèntric, this season the heads of film collections of the principal international art museums will present a selection, at once personal and representative, of their constituent works. We start this series with a programme from the collection of the Centre Georges Pompidou, put together and presented by Philippe-Alain Michaud, featuring seminal creators such as Duchamp, Kubelka and Conner.
- Danse serpentine (Luca Comerio, 1897, 30 s [35 mm transferred to video])
- [Eclosion rapide] (anonymous, silent, c. 1920, 16 mm, 5 min)
- Les vers marins (anonymous, 1912, 35 mm, 7 min)
- Anémic cinéma (Marcel Duchamp, 1925, 35 mm, 7 min)
- Adebar (Peter Kubelka, 1956, 35 mm, 2 min)
- Breakaway (Bruce Conner, 1966, 16 mm, 5 min)
- Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable (Ronald Nameth, 1967, 16 mm, 14 min)
- Watermotor (Babette Mangolte, 1978, 16 mm, 8 min)
- Free Radicals (Len Lye, 1979, 16 mm, 4 min)
- Jewel (Hassan Khan, 2010, 6 min 30 s [35 mm transferred to video])
The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge 2013
Berlin, February 7-17 2013
at Naherholung Sternchen, behind the Kino International
Deadline December 25th 2012
We invite all video artists and filmmakers to submit their works for next year's Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL9]. The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, the annual festival for contemporary media and film alongside the 63nd Berlinale, will take place from 7 -17th of February, 2013 at the Naherholung Sternchen in Berlin.
Again we will be screening a broad selection of films from all parts of the world and of any genre (video art, experimental video, animation, short movie ...), covering a wide range of artistic positions in the new media. Details will be revealed over time on our website. Stay tuned for a fine collection of cinematic tidbits.
Now it´s your turn to submit your film for The 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge. We welcome single works, compilations, concepts, lectures, any kind of input.
Filmarmalade Presents - Anomie, Ontology and the Slow Death of Authenticity
A BFI Shop Event
Sunday December 2nd, 16:30h
BFI Blue Room
Belvedere Road, South Bank, Waterloo, London SE1 8XT
For the fourth year running Filmarmalade teams up with the BFI Shop to celebrate their 2012 artists' film and video DVD launch of Let Me Feel Your Finger First's 'Ontologically Anxious Organism', James Lowne's 'Our Relationships Will Become Radiant' and the world premier screening of Maia Conran's 'Term'.
The evening will also include a public discussion with the artists and founder of Filmarmalade, Gordon Shrigley.
Filmarmalade is a publishing and DVD label project specialising in contemporary artists' film and video works, supported by IMT Gallery, London.
19th Media City Film Festival
May 21-25, 2013
Deadline: February 22, 2013 (Postmark). No entry fees!
Media City is an annual international festival of film and video art presented in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan since 1994. Each year the festival attracts filmmakers and audience members from around the world to participate in five days of screenings, live performances, exhibitions and artist’s discussions. Over the years the festival has achieved critical acclaim and international recognition for its “sheer excellence in programming” and is recognized as a leading venue in the world of artist’s film and video.
Download the festival entry form, complete it (on your computer or by hand) and mail it with your entry. It is not necessary to sign the form (electonically or by hand). See the regulations (aussi en français, español, 日本語) and FAQ (English only) below for more information.
no.w.here: Sequence 3 launch event
Wednesday 12th December, 19h
no.w.here, Third Floor
316 - 318 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AG
Please come and support no.w.here by buying a copy of Sequence 3. Event is free, Sequence 3 publication £5 (special launch price on the night)
Please join us at no.w.here for our last event of 2012 to celebrate the launch of Sequence 3 which is jam-packed with artist's pages, interviews and essays, by Jayne Parker, Bruce McClure, Peter Kennard, A. L. Rees, Nicky Hamlyn, Joséphine Michel, Neil Henderson, Andrew Vallance, Nina Power, Esther Leslie, William Raban, Vicky Smith, Hysteriography, Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger, William English, Gustave Morin. Sequence is edited by Simon Payne.
Before we premiere the new publication we will be screening films by artist Karel Doing (new member), Jenny Baines (no.w.here member) followed by Middle Eastern and electro tunes by Fari Bradley (currently artist in residence on the no.w.here and Sound and Music Embedded residency programme).
Australian International Experimental Film Festival 2013
Deadline: 18th February 2013
The Australian International Experimental Film Festival is calling for entries for its fourth annual event due to screen in the last weekend in April 2013.
The time has come again to call for entries to the Australian International Experimental Film Festival. We are gearing up for another amazing collection of works to view and are eager to announce that A.I.E.F.F. is now open to receive experimental film and video submissions for consideration of inclusion in its 2013 festival programme. We are aware not everyone on our mailing list is a film/video maker but are keen to get the word out as far as possible so please pass our call onto anyone who may want to know.
As with previous years there is no restriction on production date and works on 16mm and both 8mm formats and expanded cinema are eagerly encouraged.
Guidelines and information for submitting works can be found on our website, http://www.aieff.org/, and online entry forms can be filled out and submitted at the following page: http://www.aieff.org/entryform.php. Please make sure you read the guidelines regarding formats accepted for both previewing and screening before sending in your work.
We are looking forward to receiving exciting work, be it video, film or expanded cinema, so if you have something you think we should see or know someone who may be interested in submitting we will be keen to receive it.
Closing date for submissions is 18th February 2013 (postmarked)
Regulations for entry are available at www.aieff.org/regulations.html
Online entry forms can be completed at www.aieff.org/entryform.php
For further details or to gain extra contact information for A.I.E.F.F. visit www.aieff.org
Directors Lounge Screening
Guillaume Cailleau: Bolex, Loves and Other Measures
16mm and Live Super-8 Performance
Thursday, November 29th 2012, 21h
Z-Bar, Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin-Mitte
Guillaume Cailleau bridges conceptual working methods with playful references to the avant-garde. This playful mix of forms, expanded cinema, experiments with human perception, and poetic compositions makes the viewing experience very enjoyable for its richness. His sincerity, combined with a joyful wink of the artist's eye add to this impression. Explorations - or games - with color separation, the basics of color photography, are as much part his artistic arsenal as the lyric beauty of rich black and white contrast of high-con film combined associatively on an optical printer.
The artist will perform live, and will be available for Q&A.
971 Horses and 4 Zebras: Artists Apply Animation
Thursday November 29th 2012, 18:30h
Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Contemporary artists increasingly are using animation techniques in a wide variety of approach and style. This international and eclectic programme celebrates the unpredictable processes of experimental animation, with a focus on how animation as a labour intensive process and form is being applied in the creation of conceptual artworks. It includes films by Geraint Evans, David Theobald, Inger Lise Hansen, James Lowne, Nathaniel Mellors, Emily Richardson, and Chris Shepherd, and the title is taken from a work by Yu Araki in which images of horses, appropriated from the internet, reference the pre-cinema animation of Eadweard Muybridge.
The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the ways in which contemporary artists approach, appropriate and apply animation techniques in their work.
971 Horses and 4 Zebras is co-curated by artist Jordan Baseman and Gary Thomas (Animate Projects). An exhibition runs at Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, from 2 November – 9 December 2012 and tours to CAST (Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania), Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia, and The British School at Rome, in 2013.
Peter Kubelka: Monument Film
Screening/lecture. In the presence of Peter Kubelka
Thursday, December 6th 2012, 20h
Palais des Beaux-Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles
In 1960 Peter Kubelka put the finishing touches to his film Arnulf Rainer, which is still today seen as a landmark in the history of cinema. In this radical work Kubelka reduced cinema to its simplest form of expression: light and darkness, silence and sound. Without filming any images at all, while drawing attention to the fundamental characteristics of the film apparatus, Kubelka succeeded in creating, in the screening room, an event at once exhilarating and contemplative, whose beauty and power conjures up thunder, lightning or the succession of day and night.
Fifty years later, at a time when cinema technology is undergoing fundamental change, Kubelka presents his new and highly anticipated work Antiphon as a response to that earlier experiment and as a testament to the entire medium. Antiphon, which is every bit as powerful as its predecessor, is combined with Arnulf Rainer to create a new work, Monument Film, extending and reinforcing the power of the two works.
Following New York, Vienna and London, this unique evening will see Brussels host the premiere of Monument Film. Kubelka in person will present Arnulf Rainer and Antiphon, first separately and then together as a double projection (using two synchronised 35 mm projectors). In this exceptional expanded cinema situation, and with all the passion, enthusiasm, and generosity that all those who were present when he visited BOZAR in 2006 will recall, Kubelka will outline his conception of cinema. The presentation will be complemented by an installation in the Council Room.
Explorations and Documentations: 10 Short Films from the North American Experimental Cinema
Sunday, November 25th, 2012, 16h
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97202
Thursday November 29th, 2012, 19:30h
Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco 94110
Curated by Brenda Contreras
This program emerged directly as a product of the daring spirit of the underground film community. Composed of 16mm, VHS, Super 8, digital and archival footage, the works in ‘Explorations and Documentations’ are culled from the curator’s personal geographical journey. This survey of experimental films from Mexico, Canada, and the United States take on views disparate from traditional cinematic storytelling regarding gentrification, fallen heroines, portraiture, poetry, sexual encounters, and imagined journeys.
Featuring works by: Barbara Hammer, Ricardo Nicolayevsky, Dolissa Medina, Navid Sinaki, Elena Pardo, Rafael Balboa, Leslie Supnet, Morris Manuel Trujillo, Karl Lind & Cat Tyc, and Dalia Huerta Cano.